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Gastrointestinal

Symptoms of Acid Reflux

Heartburn, also known as acid indigestion, is the most common symptom of acid reflux. Heartburn is a burning chest pain that begins behind your breastbone and moves up to your neck and throat. It can last as long as two hours and often feels worse after you eat. Lying down or bending over can also cause heartburn.

Some people, however, experience symptoms other than heartburn that often look like other health problems. These include:

  • Asthma
  • Bad breath
  • Change in voice
  • Chest pain
  • Cough
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Dental erosion
  • Hoarseness
  • Regurgitation
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Wheezing